Pots de Creme

Chocolate pots de creme in an espresso cup
I thought these teeny espresso cups were the prefect size for this rich dessert.

My mother always talked about the “Meissen ware” that she hoped she would inherit from her parents. One Christmas, she got boxes full of dishes, much to her delight. They never got unwrapped and then time and things happened and they made their way to me. It’s not actually Meissen ware, it’s Minton, and quite a bit of it was broken. I was just finally getting around to unpacking it (we moved to our “forever home” a bit more than a year ago) and was reminded of how elegant they are. It only seemed appropriate to make a fancy dessert.

The best part about this fancy dessert is that it is dead easy. There’s more, so hold on to your pants: only five ingredients. I mean five actual, real ingredients. No mixes or boxes here. The hardest part of this is recipe is waiting the two hours for it to set up.

Pots de creme in various cups
Use whatever little cups you have around!

Pots de Creme

3/4c milk
1c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 egg
2T sugar
pinch of salt



  1. Heat milk to boiling. 
  2. Add all ingredients to blender and blend at low speed for 1 minute.
  3. Pour into 6 wee cups and chill for at least two hours.

2 Replies to “Pots de Creme”

  1. I remember your mother lording it over me that she was getting the dinner ware and I was getting the jewelry! This dessert was a favorite of your grandmothers as well. She was thrilled at how easy it was while being elegant at the same time. It was a very special treat usually made for bridge club members, not family as I recall.

  2. There were some interesting things that she’d do for the bridge club, and it doesn’t surprise me that they might have been the recipient of this. 🙂 Your mom and I would serve at those functions and would see these interesting concoctions. Your grandmother really did have a way of coming up with elegant, yet inexpensive things. I’d guess your mom was very impressed with this particular creation of hers and likely made it a favorite of hers. 🙂

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